What Are Dioxins and Furans?

Hospital Waste contains twice as much PVC (plastics) as normal rubbish. When these are burned, toxic chemicals called dioxins and furons are produced. 

Key Facts

  • Dioxins are a group of chemically-related compounds that are persistent environmental pollutants (POPs).
  • Dioxins are found throughout the world in the environment and they accumulate in the food chain, mainly in the fatty tissue of animals.
  • More than 90% of human exposure is through food, mainly meat and dairy products, fish and shellfish. Many national authorities have programmes in place to monitor the food supply.
  • Dioxins are highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cancer.
  • Prevention or reduction of human exposure is best done via source-directed measures, i.e. strict control of industrial processes to reduce the formation of dioxins.

Source: World Heath Organisation.

So the question is, is Hexxus coming to Tarbolton?

 

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